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calm down - definition and synonyms


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phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theycalm down
he/she/itcalms down
present participlecalming down
past tensecalmed down
past participlecalmed down
  1. 1
    to begin to feel more relaxed and less emotional, or to make someone do this

    Calm down and tell us what’s going on.

    She finally managed to calm him down.

  2. 2
    if a situation calms down, there is less activity and people are less busy
See also main entry: calm


a title used before a man or woman's name as a gender-neutral alternative to Mr, Ms, etc

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another way of saying congratulations, or that something/someone looks nice or fascinating

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